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placename:- Grayrigg Hall
locality:- Grayrigg
parish Grayrigg parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
coordinates:- SD57949750
10Km square:- SD59

1Km square SD5797


Grayrigg Hall -- Grayrigg -- Grayrigg -- Cumbria / -- 12.5.2006

old map:- Bowen and Kitchin 1760

New Map of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmoreland, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, Emanuel Bowen and Thomas Kitchin, published by T Bowles, John Bowles and Son, Robert Sayer, and John Tinney, 1760; published 1760-87.
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Grarig Hall
circle, tower

placename:- Grarig Hall
date:- 1760
period:- 18th century, late; 1760s

old map:- Simpson 1746 map (Wmd)

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Graridge Hall

placename:- Graridge Hall
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1746
period:- 18th century, early; 1740s

old map:- Morden 1695 (Wmd)

Maps, Westmorland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland, scale about 3 miles to 1 inch, by Robert Morden, 1695.
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Graridg Hall

placename:- Graridg Hall
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1695
period:- 17th century, late; 1690s

old map:- Jansson 1646

Map, Cumbria et Westmoria, or Cumberland and Westmorland, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Jansson, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1646; published 1646-1724.
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Buildings and tower.

placename:- Grariggehall
county:- Westmorland
date:- 1646
period:- 17th century, early; 1640s

old map:- Speed 1611 (Wmd)

Maps, The Countie Westmorland and Kendale the Cheif Towne, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, and Cumberland and the Ancient Citie Carlile, scale about 4 miles to 1 inch, by John Speed, London, 1611; published 1611-1770.
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Grarigge hall
circle, tower

placename:- Grarigge hall
date:- 1611
period:- 17th century, early; 1610s

old map:- Saxton 1576

Map, Westmorlandiae et Cumberlandiae Comitatus ie Westmorland and Cumberland, scale about 5 miles to 1 inch, by Christopher Saxton, London, engraved by Augustinus Ryther, 1576; published 1579-1645.
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Tower, symbol for a house, hall, tower, etc.
Grarigg hall

placename:- Grarigg Hall
county:- Westmorelandia
date:- 1576
period:- 16th century, late; 1570s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Farmhouse. Probably early to mid C18. Stone rubble with some roughcast, and slate roof. East elevation of 2 storeys and 4 bays, the 4th bay an extension, recessed and lower. Windows have flat arches and small-paned casements, of 3 lights with transom to ground floor, of 2 lights with transom to 1st floor, some are UPVC replacements in similar style. Similar 1st floor window to 4th bay. Entrance to 2nd bay has gabled timber porch; entrance to 4th bay to return of lean-to re-entrant porch. Gable end stacks. Left return is roughcast, plain casements. Right return of 3rd bay has small-paned casement. Rear has lean-to outshuts. Interior not inspected.

placename:- Grayrigg Hall
district:- South Lakeland
listed building
coordinates:- SD57949751
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
courtesy of English Heritage
Barn. Probably C17 or earlier. Stone rubble with slate roof. L-plan. North-east wing has barn entrance and entrance to left hand end with window to right. South-east wing has gable end with lean-to outshut to right hand end. Interior not inspected but said to be of 5 and 3 bays, cruck trusses on low stone piers against walls. A rare example of a cruck framed barn in this part of Cumbria.
district:- South Lakeland
listed building -- barn
coordinates:- SD57939756
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

hearth tax returns:- Hearth Tax 1675

Grayrigge hall

placename:- Grayrigge hall
date:- 1675
period:- 17th century, late; 1670s

hearsay In the 17th century a magistrate, Mr Duckett, lived at the hall. He sentenced Mr Howgill, a Quaker, to be imprisonned in the gaol at Appleby. Mr Howgill cursed the magistrate:-
Your name will rot out of the earth, and your dwelling house become derelict and a habitation of owls and jackdaws.
Mr Duckett's children all died childless; Grayrigg Hall was taken down, 1777, leaving littel more than a roost for the birds. The present building is a farm on the site.

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